Easy Thai: Coconut Curry White Fish


When I eat at Thai restaurants, I’m always so impressed with the beautiful presentation, the enticing aromas, and all of the complex flavors of the dishes.

Thai dishes often feature a wide variety of different veggies, greens, and fresh herbs, so I know that there’s a ton of nutrition involved in this type of cuisine too.

So I definitely wanted to start experimenting with some Thai-inspired dishes at home, but I did want to start with ingredients that feel familiar and approachable.

A dish that’s easy to cook on a weeknight and fool-proof to prepare. Read More

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